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7 Days Vegetarian Cooking & Yoga Retreat Maine, USA

Yoga and Cooking Retreat in Maine

Please join Sewall House Yoga Retreat as they host guest wellness chef Michelle Bommarito. Michelle will provide cooking lessons showcasing her delicious, nutrient-rich foods to fuel your mind, body and spirit! Clear your soul at the historic Sewall House, built in 1865, where yoga instructor Donna Davidge's great grandfather, William Sewall, taught Theodore Roosevelt the wonders, beauty, and healing attributes of nature. Since 1997, guests have come for small personalized retreats with great vegetarian meals, guides for healthy living, and excursions to nearby lakes, hikes, and mountains.


  • Vegetarian meals and ingredients
  • Yoga and meditation classes twice daily
  • Hands-on cooking classes with wellness chef Michelle Bommarito
  • All levels of yoga practitioners welcomed
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Sewall House Yoga Retreat has discovered, since it opened in 1997, that they especially seems to be a good choice for people going through some sort of change in their life, whether it be work-related, relationship or health-related. People also choose them because they are in Maine, in a uniquely inviting historic home. Guests have also shared that the smaller number of attendees feels less like a "university" compared to some of the larger yoga retreats.

Each room is uniquely furnished with antiques and comfortable mattresses on full sized beds. Singles have a private room and couples/friends can share a room with one bed. There are 6 private bedrooms: 5 rooms with antique, full-size beds and 1 room with a queen-size bed. Also, there are four full bathrooms, three shared. One room has a private bathroom. There is also a sauna and a one-person jacuzzi bath. You can use the computer for free at the local library which is nearby. If you have your own computer, wireless internet service for a one-time fee can be provided.


  • 08:00 Meditation/Restorative-Hatha yoga or more active Vinyasa-Ashtanga yoga.
  • 10:00 Breakfast: homemade granola, fruit, toast, yogi tea/coffee, Sunday pancakes!
  • 10:30 Free time for reading, journaling, biking, walks, hiking, massage, lake tours.
  • 14:00 Mid-day meal. Additional charge if you want lunch prepared for an outing.
  • 14:30 Extra time for self study, booking a massage or getting into the great outdoors.
  • 17:30 Kundalini yoga & meditation. Live guitar music & chanting in afternoon class.
  • 19:00 Vegetarian dinner & dessert.
  • 20:00 Sauna & Jacuzzi or just relax! Optional evening meditation.
  • It is up to you whether you want your cooking session (2 hours) with Michelle in the morning or afternoon


Sewall House Yoga Retreat is located in the northern part of the state, the southern part of Aroostook County, known for Baxter State Park, Mount Katahdin and surrounding lakes. It is only 30 miles from the Canada - United States border. The bordering town in United states is Houlton, Maine (passport required). In Canada, the bordering town is Woodstock, New Brunswick which is 92 kilometers west of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. You can drive easily from New York City and Boston or Canada.

Northern Maine is not highly populated. This yoga meditation retreat is located in a town of 700 people with two nearby lakes and Baxter State Park with its mighty Mount Katahdin. There are gift shops nearby, a number 1 rated 18-hole golf course, one restaurant named River Cafe which sits on the river, and a few diners but no commercial chain stores or coffee houses. Island Falls is pure small-town New England.


  • Bangor International Airport (BGR) - 1.25 hours
  • Boston - 5 hours
  • Portland International Airport (PDX) - 3.5 hours



  • Cooking classes
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Kayak
  • Lake nearby
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Sauna


  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio


  • Library nearby
  • Shop nearby
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet


Sewall House Yoga Retreat serves a vegetarian menu in keeping with yoga practice. The food is ample, tasty, mostly organic, and prepared on the premises. Things like their own granola, homemade yogurt, breads, desserts, and main dishes with vegetables and various legumes are served. They get much of their fresh produce from a local Amish community and local farms. They do not serve alcohol or meat, but they do serve coffee.

Things to do (optional)

  • Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Golfing
  • Hiking in Baxter Park
  • Kayaking
  • Lake tours
  • Life coaching
  • Nature outings to Baxter State Park, nearby lakes and hikes
  • Swimming

Spa treatments

  • Deep tissue, Swedish, therapeutic massages, and Reiki
  • Individualized massage: for 1 hour - 85 USD, and for 1 hour 30 minutes - 110 USD
  • Sauna

What's included

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Cooking classes
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Yoga and meditation classes twice daily

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to arrive at Bangor International Airport (BGR) or at Portland International Airport (PDX). The organizer will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

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